Today is the first Monday of the month and every Pixel user knows what that means. It’s time for monthly security and feature updates. The former consists of patches to close vulnerabilities and the latter consists of bug fixes. As a Pixel user, this creator tried to trick me into updating his Pixel 6 Pro by going to Settings > System > System Updates, but to no avail.
Influence the Pixel, Google designs the hardware and develops the operating system? Wondering how Samsung delivers four years of major Android updates when Google only delivers three? think. But we digress. It’s time to put on your thinking cap. Trace this Batman. Name the phone that became the first Android device to receive the January 2023 security update today.
Today’s New Year’s Day (since the holiday falls on a Sunday this year) you may not see the update until tomorrow. However, Samsung continues to overtake Google. First of all, the Galaxy S22 series has four years of major Android updates that bring users to his Android 16. The Pixel 6 Pro, purchased in the same year, will only receive major Android 15 updates for three years.
Pixel 7 series you say? Admittedly, these are the latest Pixel models released, so they should get the update first. After all, the first crack in an Android update is one of the reasons why pixel-loving phone enthusiasts buy pixel models, right? But no, the Pixel 7 series isn’t the answer. Neither the Pixel 6 line nor the Pixel 6a. I actually gave you an important tip two paragraphs ago.
As reported by SamMobile, the first Android devices (drum roll please) to receive the first security update of 2023 are the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, released in 2019. The Galaxy Note 10 will receive the N970FXXS8HVL3 firmware update, but only in Switzerland for the time being. The rest of Europe will have the update coming soon, but those living in the US may have to wait until the end of the month.
This is actually a Samsung model and the first of his Android smartphones to receive the January 2023 security update. And thanks to my psychic powers (I’m as psychic as a Long Island medium. Take that comment as you want), I know I can guess the Galaxy S22 line…and It’s also a big “NO”. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 are also wrong.
Though it’s a world first for these phones to receive his first update of 2023. It doesn’t change the fact that it’s an Android devic. If you live in Switzerland and own a Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, you can put your knife and Little Debbie chocolate rolls aside and pick up your phone.
- Which Android smartphones received the first updates in 2023? Can you guess which ones?
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